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by Noshow
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20102

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

I'm no blogger but that sounds a bit like you just hate people?

If I would be an airline I would do competitions who does the best airline picture and such. Not offend your customers. What business approach is this? Or is it because as a cargo guy you are not dealing with human passengers at all?

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20102

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

That assertive attitude towards the enthusiast side of the flying public sounds very strange to me. Sounds bizarre, almost like talking to prisoners. The airlines want people to be fascinated, the airlines want paying passengers and future pilots happy to travel by plane. If airline people feel like...

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by Noshow
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20102

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

It's okay to respect crew and fellow passengers. Especially in Asia cabin crew are very sensitive to be photographed. It's okay to respect technical requirements so not to interfere with aircraft operations in any way. It's okay to not take pictures of "secret" stuff outside or on the grou...

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5261

Re: Regionals next business model

Next business model? I could imagine that some high yield point to point routes would make sense. Like Everett/Boeing Field to San Jose or from Burbank or Carlsbad to San Jose or similar. Bypass those hubs, get easy access and parking away from the masses and such. Regionaljets are so capable today ...

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by Noshow
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73747

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

Semantics are highly important. How can the pilots trouble shoot under pressure if the checklist wording is not precise? I wouldn't classify interrupted, uncommanded trim movements as trim runaway neither.

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22848

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

Now we just need some A350MRTT. And possibly some A350AWACS or A350Airbuseidon.

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22848

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

So what about the A330 freighter then? Will it be terminated?

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow's 3rd runway in doubt again
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Heathrow's 3rd runway in doubt again

It feels a bit like the British version of Berlin's BER airport that get's never opened.

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an aircraft struggle with demand if its size exceeds the “80 metre box limit”?
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Will an aircraft struggle with demand if its size exceeds the “80 metre box limit”?

Yes it will. Look at the Antonov An-225 freighter. All flights need to be carefully coordinated with all other airport operations because of the enormous span of 88 meters.

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18730

Re: So how New is the 777X?

It's (testflight) cruise level at 20K feet looks to be lower for now.

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18730

Re: So how New is the 777X?

What consequences has the 777X structural test had? Is the structure being changed again? Can it remain the same? Is the flight altitude limited for some time?

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155869

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

So what happens after some lightning strike without the copper mesh? Wasn‘t it certified and tested with copper mesh? Why can it just be removed?

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA orders 20 additional 787s
Replies: 71
Views: 16637

Re: ANA orders 20 additional 787s

Should we be concerned for RR?

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211725

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Looks like more travel bans might be coming up and industry supplies will dry up. So more industries and countries will be affected. There lies some tough summer season ahead for the airlines. Business travel might wait for corona to calm down before returning.

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155869

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I have a lot of respect for Boeing and it's technical capabilities but how could they end up in this situation having to look at the A321neo eating their lunch? And now the NMA is not happening after years of studies and promises? Time to get things going and come up with a true landmark design it s...

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by Noshow
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 317156

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Yes. Thanks. Finally. Looks very nice.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 317156

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Thanks for the link.
Is something wrong with it's pressurization? 20 flights and none much higher than 20k feet? Do they need to wait for something before they can climb to actual cruise altitudes? Did any other Boeing test plane before remain so low for so long?

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 wing area enlargement
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

Re: A321 wing area enlargement

It's very likely that Airbus might add another wing for future stretches and heavier versions beyound the A321XLR. "The old saying" was the A321ceo wing is maxed out already. (But obviously it wasn't.) It would not be overly expensive and could be used by Airbus to target any possible NMA ...

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28213

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

They certainly can fill them anytime but only at lower prices off season. There is a point where airlines prefer the smaller aicraft at higher load year around. The old times of huge economy compartments marketed at low prices seem to be gone. Now all the legacies aim for business travellers with bu...

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana 214 Helmet Cam Video
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Re: Asiana 214 Helmet Cam Video

Great guys. You can feel the pressure in situations like that.

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4676

Re: US increases tariffs to 15%

It will harm US suppliers in any way.

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22398

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Concerning people that rock the seatback in front of them to stand up I was wondering:
Should something like a handgrip be provided on the ceiling above every seat? Thinking about future cabins. However ceiling space
is limited: There are knobs, light, oxygen mask and sometimes the air vent.

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by Noshow
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155869

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

The wing would need to be changed to some bigger one, if the A321neo is again set to become heavier. But this is possible and "cheap" compared to any NMA clean sheet Boeing might intend. I see this as the reason why the NMA as we knew it did not materialize yet.

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by Noshow
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22398

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

It is more polite to lower the seatback slowly but there is no obligation to ask the one behind first. And it is no "assault" to move it.
If people freak out on planes (mostly dunk or drugged passengers from my experience) ask the crew for help and don't start your own fights please.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15153

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

The tail looks strange, twin DC-10 style. They use the engine diameter for additional horizontal stabilizer length.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15153

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

It seems to have cockpit windows so it has a pilot or two?

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155869

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

They should have done this right after the 787. But they had to redo parts of the 787 and ended up being way over budget. So it seems they cut the CFRP narrowbody back then.

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 317156

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The wing looks very different from both 787 and 777-300ER.

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by Noshow
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 317156

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Great shots. Thanks. Forget those old grumps.

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 317156

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Because it just had it's first flight? I mean aren't we all aviation enthusiasts? Why do I have to justify my interest in some aviation forum?

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 317156

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

So they built the world's biggest twin and feel bored about their own program and flight test news? This can't be true?

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 317156

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

It's a billion dollar program with customers all over the world. Why not share the progress on the program?
Is this again about the FAA and not putting anybody under pressure?

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by Noshow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 317156

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Why is Boeing so shy about 777X pictures?

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by Noshow
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95848

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

And doing the MAX was about being as fast as possible to the market with the product. Now the line is halted.

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155869

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

There must be a learning curve with the 787. So some next generation CFRP-aircraft must be cheaper to build and sell. Boeing can't leave this market segment to Airbus.

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155869

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Boeing could just do again what they successfully did with the 757 and 767 when they had to replace the 727 and 720. This time in CFRP.

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus suspends A320 production in Tianjin
Replies: 19
Views: 4152

Re: Airbus suspends A320 production in Tianjin

How many recent cancellations they might have received in the background? This virus affects travel and the airline industry big time. Can China continue to grow as it did before?

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by Noshow
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155869

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I'd say the key will be to make it both high tech (materials and aerodynamics and engines of course) but keep it simple enough and cheap enough to build (robots at one FAL place) and sell at the same time. And it must be robust and easy to maintain. This is why a shrink 787 didn't materialize. It mu...

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Amazon order new freighters ?
Replies: 52
Views: 7419

Re: Could Amazon order new freighters ?

Yes, because they move so many small boxes and do it globally. Hey, and they have the money.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30923

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

...so am sure he will fight hard to get MAX10s for the original price he paid for the MAX200s.

This. Exactly.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Amazon order new freighters ?
Replies: 52
Views: 7419

Re: Could Amazon order new freighters ?

They would be the ones I had hoped for to massively order 747-8Fs. But they didn't and now it might be too late.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30923

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Boeing will end up with some cancelled and delayed orders anyway. Ryanair might be wanting and taking airplanes faster than others. So why not sell them to FR and reward the flexibility with some rebate? It's in Boeing's interest to keep the flow steady even with hickups on the demand curve now. Get...

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 317156

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Finally. Good to know, thanks.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30923

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Ryanair already has A320s with Lauda now. They are closer to Airbus now and first hand in the know about performance and reliability. However Airbus is sold out for years and does not need to give firesale pricing for A321neos to anybody.

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30923

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

I think it's more likely that Ryanair gets limited when reselling their aircraft second hand to the next airline. They used to undercut Boeing back then (at a profit to them as they had paid firesale prices for their aircraft after 9-11) and I think that got excluded. But that's not news but already...

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by Noshow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30923

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Coming back to Ryanair: It's the right time for Ryanair to negotiate. Like after 9-11 it's the MAX crisis and China developing on top now. Ryanair after 9-11 accepted all those micro batches of built airplanes from other cancelled orders whenever Boeing wanted to deliver them. So it helped Boeing qu...

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by Noshow
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211725

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Don't want to sound overly negative, but how long will it take to bankrupt the first airlines after China flights and income are stopped? Leases and staff have to be paid. Won't this change the airline world and affect aircraft manufacturers too?

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by Noshow
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211725

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Germany plans to send one of their military Airbus A310s (economy class config) today to pick up "healthy" german and other EU citizens from Wuhan. After arriving in Germany passengers will be isolated for up to two weeks. However China has not permitted the flight yet as they prefer non m...

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by Noshow
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155869

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

60 billion bugs for a concept? Not possible. Maybe some 60 million over the years.

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by Noshow
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155869

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Funny that the generous MS-21 fuselage diameter seems to have set the standard.

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